In September 2019, I spoke on web accessibility at Women Who Cloud 2019, the world’s first developer conference focused on the latest in and the future of cloud-based technologies. My talk was a 35-minute tutorial on building more accessible websites and webapps, with code samples and research studies.
The talk was titled “Making your product accessible to everyone” and discussed three key parts – web standards (such as the WCAG, including semantics, color contrast, etc.), user customization (like dark theme and reduced motion), and cloud & APIs (like generating
alt text for user-generated content).
It also included a short quiz about
aria-label and demos for accessibility audits using Lighthouse and understanding the Accessibility Tree in Chrome.